Black Stars to play Mali in friendly on October 9

The Eagles of Mali will host the Black Stars of Ghana in a friendly match on October 9, 2020 in Turkey, Mali’s football governing body, FEMAFOOT, has confirmed.

The game is expected to be played behind closed doors under strict Covid-19 protocols.

The game will form part of preparations of both countries ahead of the AFCON 2022 tournament in Cameroon.

Ghana are already top of Group F with 6 points in the ongoing qualifiers after recording wins against South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe and will play Sudan in the next qualifier.

Mali, on the other hand, have 4 points and are top of Group A and will play Namibia next in the AFCON qualifiers.

Ghana won the last time the two met, courtesy an Asamoah Gyan’s header, in the 2017 AFCON final group game.

By Francis Hema||Ghana

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